Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Toyosuke (Kawahara Keiga)
Title Portrait of Russians on a State Occasion
The arrival of Vice Admiral Putiatin in Nagasaki in 1853
Date c.1853
Publisher Yamamotoya
Format 7 oban sheets (15 5/8" X 10 3/8" each)
Comment Some metallics
Signed Tojosky,a Dutch transliteration of Toyosuke, the artist name of Kawahara Keiga.The design shows a mastery of Western shading and attention to portraiture, giving each face a distinctive appearance. Very rare to find a complete set of the 7 prints. Illustrated in Nagasaki Prints, p.53, Bakumatsu Meiji, vol. 1, p.19 - 21
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